5 top trends in outdoor tiles and paving for 2020

5 top trends in outdoor tiles and paving for 2020

As house prices continue to increase and people invest more in improving their homes, outdoor tiles and paving continue to evolve as a focal point of design trends...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

As house prices continue to increase and people invest more in improving their homes, outdoor tiles and paving continue to evolve as a focal point of design trends. Often defining an outdoor space, tiles can provide a distinctive feature, the evocative allure of exotic lands, or a seamless integration with other materials. Here’s the top five design trends in outdoor tiles and paving for 2020.

 

1.    Tumbled Limestone

The process of tumbling stone offers a beautifully textured aesthetic, a soft antique finish. “It’s also a forgiving finish due to its textural quality that will subtly conceal any stains or chips if they occur over time,” Artedomus’ Richard Brasell says. “Generally, limestones come in a soft colour palette of creams through to pale and dark greys. They are definitely an emerging trend with many designers using this softly coloured beautifully textured yet soft stone that ages beautifully over time.”

Appiani Denim Mosaic Tiles 
Appiani Denim Mosaic Tiles 

2.    Appiani Denim mosaic

Denim-look mosaic take jeans out of context in what can only be described as a surprising interpretation of the material, Richard says. “The essence of the yarn used to make jeans is represented across three patterns, each developed with two variants and different patterns and colourways, a nod to the denim weave. Across grey, white, blue and silver tones, the denim range is a fabulous option for pool tiles and pairs well with natural stone and timber.

“The textured feel of this range is as unique as it is timeless. It’s flexible and even surprising in the beauty it evokes.” 

3.    Natural Stone and Travertine 

Travertine is a classic material in outdoor paving, and will continue to rise in popularity in 2020, Richard says. “At the moment and into 2020, people are looking to introduce a softness and a range of organic forms and textures into their outdoor areas and travertine and natural stone offer the ideal solution for these types of exterior design schemes. Think Rome; think Italy. That is what this material evokes and is synonymous with.” Natural stone and travertine are ideal for paving, stair treads and pool coping.

Travertine in a garden setting
Travertine in a garden setting

4.    Mosaic Tiles

The classic mosaic tiled look is a rising star in the top trends for 2020, with a retro-inspired aesthetic proving popular this year. “Think Palm Springs; think bursts of colour and pattern. The ranges from Italian mosaic tile company Appiani are at the forefront of design trends in this area at the moment.” 

Appiani’s mosaic offerings are a fresh take on a classic design element that retains a vintage feel. “Made with natural stone, the Appiani mosaics can be incorporated as striking feature or a subtle element of an alfresco area. “Ideal for poolscaping and feature walls, mosaics allow for a playful element in their hues and patterns.”

5.    Encaustic Tiles

Encaustic tiles were brought to our end of the world by the French in the 1800s and have been used for centuries around the globe. “These concrete tiles are all completely handmade and are seeing huge popularity in New Zealand at the moment, perhaps due to their harmonious relationship with the decorative elements of villas,” Richard says.

Encaustic tiles are made by inserting a steel pattern into a square before coloured concrete is inserted in the desired areas. The tile is then covered with cement before it is pressed and dried. 

“Our encaustic tile range is a modern take on this classic product, but each tile is still handcrafted using these very traditional methods, which allows for a bespoke and colourful addition to the home. Particularly popular for terraces and decorative spaces in the outdoors, encaustic tiles are a sought-after trend in 2020.”

Encaustic Tiles
Encaustic Tiles

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5 top trends in outdoor tiles and paving for 2020

As house prices continue to increase and people invest more in improving their homes, outdoor tiles and paving continue to evolve as a focal point of design trends...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

As house prices continue to increase and people invest more in improving their homes, outdoor tiles and paving continue to evolve as a focal point of design trends. Often defining an outdoor space, tiles can provide a distinctive feature, the evocative allure of exotic lands, or a seamless integration with other materials. Here’s the top five design trends in outdoor tiles and paving for 2020.

 

1.    Tumbled Limestone

The process of tumbling stone offers a beautifully textured aesthetic, a soft antique finish. “It’s also a forgiving finish due to its textural quality that will subtly conceal any stains or chips if they occur over time,” Artedomus’ Richard Brasell says. “Generally, limestones come in a soft colour palette of creams through to pale and dark greys. They are definitely an emerging trend with many designers using this softly coloured beautifully textured yet soft stone that ages beautifully over time.”

Appiani Denim Mosaic Tiles 
Appiani Denim Mosaic Tiles 

2.    Appiani Denim mosaic

Denim-look mosaic take jeans out of context in what can only be described as a surprising interpretation of the material, Richard says. “The essence of the yarn used to make jeans is represented across three patterns, each developed with two variants and different patterns and colourways, a nod to the denim weave. Across grey, white, blue and silver tones, the denim range is a fabulous option for pool tiles and pairs well with natural stone and timber.

“The textured feel of this range is as unique as it is timeless. It’s flexible and even surprising in the beauty it evokes.” 

3.    Natural Stone and Travertine 

Travertine is a classic material in outdoor paving, and will continue to rise in popularity in 2020, Richard says. “At the moment and into 2020, people are looking to introduce a softness and a range of organic forms and textures into their outdoor areas and travertine and natural stone offer the ideal solution for these types of exterior design schemes. Think Rome; think Italy. That is what this material evokes and is synonymous with.” Natural stone and travertine are ideal for paving, stair treads and pool coping.

Travertine in a garden setting
Travertine in a garden setting

4.    Mosaic Tiles

The classic mosaic tiled look is a rising star in the top trends for 2020, with a retro-inspired aesthetic proving popular this year. “Think Palm Springs; think bursts of colour and pattern. The ranges from Italian mosaic tile company Appiani are at the forefront of design trends in this area at the moment.” 

Appiani’s mosaic offerings are a fresh take on a classic design element that retains a vintage feel. “Made with natural stone, the Appiani mosaics can be incorporated as striking feature or a subtle element of an alfresco area. “Ideal for poolscaping and feature walls, mosaics allow for a playful element in their hues and patterns.”

5.    Encaustic Tiles

Encaustic tiles were brought to our end of the world by the French in the 1800s and have been used for centuries around the globe. “These concrete tiles are all completely handmade and are seeing huge popularity in New Zealand at the moment, perhaps due to their harmonious relationship with the decorative elements of villas,” Richard says.

Encaustic tiles are made by inserting a steel pattern into a square before coloured concrete is inserted in the desired areas. The tile is then covered with cement before it is pressed and dried. 

“Our encaustic tile range is a modern take on this classic product, but each tile is still handcrafted using these very traditional methods, which allows for a bespoke and colourful addition to the home. Particularly popular for terraces and decorative spaces in the outdoors, encaustic tiles are a sought-after trend in 2020.”

Encaustic Tiles
Encaustic Tiles

Find out more about the top trends for 2020 in outdoor tiles and paving

Artedomus

The team at Artedomus include professional designers and expert product consultants who are able to offer many wonderful inspirational concepts for every project. Come...

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5 top trends in outdoor tiles and paving for 2020

5 top trends in outdoor tiles and paving for 2020

As house prices continue to increase and people invest more in improving their homes, outdoor tiles and paving continue to evolve as a focal point of design trends...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

As house prices continue to increase and people invest more in improving their homes, outdoor tiles and paving continue to evolve as a focal point of design trends. Often defining an outdoor space, tiles can provide a distinctive feature, the evocative allure of exotic lands, or a seamless integration with other materials. Here’s the top five design trends in outdoor tiles and paving for 2020.

 

1.    Tumbled Limestone

The process of tumbling stone offers a beautifully textured aesthetic, a soft antique finish. “It’s also a forgiving finish due to its textural quality that will subtly conceal any stains or chips if they occur over time,” Artedomus’ Richard Brasell says. “Generally, limestones come in a soft colour palette of creams through to pale and dark greys. They are definitely an emerging trend with many designers using this softly coloured beautifully textured yet soft stone that ages beautifully over time.”

Appiani Denim Mosaic Tiles 
Appiani Denim Mosaic Tiles 

2.    Appiani Denim mosaic

Denim-look mosaic take jeans out of context in what can only be described as a surprising interpretation of the material, Richard says. “The essence of the yarn used to make jeans is represented across three patterns, each developed with two variants and different patterns and colourways, a nod to the denim weave. Across grey, white, blue and silver tones, the denim range is a fabulous option for pool tiles and pairs well with natural stone and timber.

“The textured feel of this range is as unique as it is timeless. It’s flexible and even surprising in the beauty it evokes.” 

3.    Natural Stone and Travertine 

Travertine is a classic material in outdoor paving, and will continue to rise in popularity in 2020, Richard says. “At the moment and into 2020, people are looking to introduce a softness and a range of organic forms and textures into their outdoor areas and travertine and natural stone offer the ideal solution for these types of exterior design schemes. Think Rome; think Italy. That is what this material evokes and is synonymous with.” Natural stone and travertine are ideal for paving, stair treads and pool coping.

Travertine in a garden setting
Travertine in a garden setting

4.    Mosaic Tiles

The classic mosaic tiled look is a rising star in the top trends for 2020, with a retro-inspired aesthetic proving popular this year. “Think Palm Springs; think bursts of colour and pattern. The ranges from Italian mosaic tile company Appiani are at the forefront of design trends in this area at the moment.” 

Appiani’s mosaic offerings are a fresh take on a classic design element that retains a vintage feel. “Made with natural stone, the Appiani mosaics can be incorporated as striking feature or a subtle element of an alfresco area. “Ideal for poolscaping and feature walls, mosaics allow for a playful element in their hues and patterns.”

5.    Encaustic Tiles

Encaustic tiles were brought to our end of the world by the French in the 1800s and have been used for centuries around the globe. “These concrete tiles are all completely handmade and are seeing huge popularity in New Zealand at the moment, perhaps due to their harmonious relationship with the decorative elements of villas,” Richard says.

Encaustic tiles are made by inserting a steel pattern into a square before coloured concrete is inserted in the desired areas. The tile is then covered with cement before it is pressed and dried. 

“Our encaustic tile range is a modern take on this classic product, but each tile is still handcrafted using these very traditional methods, which allows for a bespoke and colourful addition to the home. Particularly popular for terraces and decorative spaces in the outdoors, encaustic tiles are a sought-after trend in 2020.”

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Encaustic Tiles

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